The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Drools
Rank 555 564 553
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Drools 71 41 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.080% 0.094%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 0.30% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 25 27
Average daily rate £450 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £314 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £460 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £180.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14629 13646 13172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 26.67% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10112 9088 8227
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 196 270
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.37 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £46.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 36 £450 +15.08% 7
Scotland +23 35 £413 +32.00% 1
Edinburgh +18 34 £375 +37.61% 1
London +17 26 £450 -14.28% 5
Yorkshire -12 6 £450 +36.36%
Sheffield - 6 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £450 -
City of London +48 3 £425 -19.04%
South West - 2 £388 -
Devon - 2 £388 -
Plymouth - 2 £388 -
South East +7 1 £525 +41.89% 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £550 -
Camberley - 1 £525 - 1
Croydon - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £525 - 1

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools.

1 113 (91.87%) Java
2 72 (58.54%) JBoss
3 57 (46.34%) SOA
3 57 (46.34%) Hibernate
4 51 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (37.40%) Spring
6 43 (34.96%) BPMN
7 39 (31.71%) JSF
7 39 (31.71%) Oracle
8 35 (28.46%) Apache CXF
9 31 (25.20%) REST
9 31 (25.20%) OO
9 31 (25.20%) Scrum
10 28 (22.76%) UML
10 28 (22.76%) Eclipse
10 28 (22.76%) JPA
11 27 (21.95%) Relational Database
12 26 (21.14%) RichFaces
12 26 (21.14%) Web Services
13 25 (20.33%) Data Modelling
13 25 (20.33%) Security Cleared
13 25 (20.33%) Use Case
13 25 (20.33%) Logical Data Model
14 24 (19.51%) TDD
14 24 (19.51%) SOAP
15 23 (18.70%) Workflow
16 22 (17.89%) Banking
17 21 (17.07%) Maven
18 19 (15.45%) Tomcat
18 19 (15.45%) AngularJS

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 72 (58.54%) JBoss
2 19 (15.45%) Tomcat
3 12 (9.76%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (7.32%) Mule
4 9 (7.32%) WebSphere
5 7 (5.69%) WebLogic
6 6 (4.88%) FileNet
6 6 (4.88%) WildFly
7 5 (4.07%) SAS
8 3 (2.44%) Alfresco
8 3 (2.44%) Apache
8 3 (2.44%) Confluence
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (12.20%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.63%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Google App Engine
1 3 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (0.81%) FTP
2 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.95%) Relational Database
2 16 (13.01%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.88%) HBase
4 5 (4.07%) QlikView
5 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.44%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.63%) Big Data
7 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (22.76%) Eclipse
2 21 (17.07%) Maven
3 17 (13.82%) Git (software)
4 15 (12.20%) Subversion
5 14 (11.38%) JUnit
6 13 (10.57%) Jenkins
7 10 (8.13%) JProfiler
8 9 (7.32%) JIRA
9 5 (4.07%) Gerrit
9 5 (4.07%) Mockito
10 4 (3.25%) Artifactory
11 3 (2.44%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.44%) JBehave
11 3 (2.44%) Selenium
12 2 (1.63%) ANTLR
12 2 (1.63%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.63%) SonarQube
12 2 (1.63%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.63%) VisualVM
12 2 (1.63%) YourKit
General
1 22 (17.89%) Banking
2 13 (10.57%) Finance
3 11 (8.94%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (69.92%) Developer
2 77 (62.60%) Java Developer
3 28 (22.76%) Architect
4 25 (20.33%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (11.38%) Senior Developer
6 12 (9.76%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (7.32%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 8 (6.50%) Java Architect
8 8 (6.50%) Java Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.69%) Lead Developer
9 7 (5.69%) Lead Java Developer
10 6 (4.88%) Agile Developer
10 6 (4.88%) Agile Java Developer
10 6 (4.88%) Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) Lead Architect
11 5 (4.07%) Elasticsearch Developer
11 5 (4.07%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 5 (4.07%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.07%) SQL Developer
11 5 (4.07%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (46.34%) Hibernate
2 46 (37.40%) Spring
3 39 (31.71%) JSF
4 35 (28.46%) Apache CXF
5 31 (25.20%) REST
6 28 (22.76%) JPA
7 26 (21.14%) RichFaces
7 26 (21.14%) Web Services
8 24 (19.51%) SOAP
9 19 (15.45%) AngularJS
10 18 (14.63%) J2EE
11 17 (13.82%) XML
12 16 (13.01%) HTML
13 15 (12.20%) JMS
14 14 (11.38%) CSS
15 13 (10.57%) HTML5
15 13 (10.57%) Java EE
15 13 (10.57%) Java SE
15 13 (10.57%) jBPM
16 12 (9.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.63%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.81%) Blog
3 1 (0.81%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.94%) Linux
2 6 (4.88%) Unix
3 3 (2.44%) Windows
4 1 (0.81%) CentOS
4 1 (0.81%) Solaris
4 1 (0.81%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (46.34%) SOA
2 51 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (34.96%) BPMN
4 31 (25.20%) OO
4 31 (25.20%) Scrum
5 28 (22.76%) UML
6 25 (20.33%) Data Modelling
6 25 (20.33%) Logical Data Model
6 25 (20.33%) Use Case
7 24 (19.51%) TDD
8 23 (18.70%) Workflow
9 18 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (13.82%) BDD
11 13 (10.57%) Front End Development
12 12 (9.76%) Unit Testing
13 10 (8.13%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 10 (8.13%) Microservices
13 10 (8.13%) Open Source
13 10 (8.13%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (7.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 113 (91.87%) Java
2 17 (13.82%) JavaScript
3 15 (12.20%) SQL
4 11 (8.94%) Python
5 3 (2.44%) Ruby
6 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.63%) Delphi
6 2 (1.63%) Perl
6 2 (1.63%) PL/1
6 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.81%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (0.81%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (20.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.07%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.25%) Degree
5 1 (0.81%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) HDFS
2 1 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Ansible
Vendors
1 39 (31.71%) Oracle
2 3 (2.44%) Google
3 2 (1.63%) Solace
3 2 (1.63%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.81%) IBM
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Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
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Posted: 4 days ago
London
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